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Removing a Hard Drive

When you’ve finished copying files or using files on the external hard drive, you can disconnect it from your Mac. Before you pull the plug, first eject the drive from Mac OS X. This task shows you how to properly eject a drive.

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  • circle_1.gif Click to select the hard drive on your desktop.
  • circle_2.gif Drag the hard drive icon to the Eject icon on the Dock. The Trash icon changes to the Eject icon while you are dragging the hard drive.
  • circle_3.gif Alternatively, Ctrl-click the drive and select Eject to remove the drive from your desktop. Wait for the icon to be removed from the desktop.
  • circle_4.gif Disconnect the drive from your Mac.
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